Author: Ms Silvana Cardona

Soul Speak

The National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with Spiritual Development in Schools, is organising four sessions of writing, reading and reflection in a new programme entitled ‘Soul Speak’ for primary children from Year 4 till Year 6 (8-10 year olds).

These sessions are an excellent opportunity for children to train in the Writing Process through imaginative and reflective activities which help children to pray in a creative way… Read more »

“A very valuable morning, I felt many emotions”

On Wednesday 9th March 2022, the National Literacy Agency welcomed the Spiritual Development in Schools team to deliver a training session about prayer spaces to the Heads of the Department for Literacy and other NLA personnel.

Fr Reuben Gauci commenced the session by introducing the SDS team and its role in supporting, providing and accompanying educators and students in schools with spiritual activities… Read more »

Papa Franġisku skont Jake u oħrajn

Il-komunità’ parrokkjali ta Pembroke tagħti merħba lil Papa Franġisku permezz ta’ sensiela ta’ filmati qosra ta’ kuljum mit-tfal tal-katekiżmu, addolexxenti u żgħażagħ. Nisimgħu ftit x’ser jaqsam magħna Jake Said, dwar kif jaħsibha fuq Papa Franġisku

Tfal mill-Komunita Parrokjali ta’ Pembroke li qed jitħejjew biex jirċievu l-ewwel tqarbina jagħtu merħba lil Papa Franġisku.

Inkomplu nħejju ruħna għaż-Żjara fostna tal-Papa Franġisku… Mark, mill-grupp taż-Żgħażagħ jaqsam magħna xi ħsibijiet… Read more »

St Valentine’s Day

This prayer activity will help students learn that God wants us to love one another as He has loved us, and it will help them get into the mindset of loving their neighbours—especially those children sitting right there in class!

Resources

  1. Heart shape template for each student
  2. Pens or pencils

Introduction

Watch the video clip: The history of Valentine’s day

On St Valentine’s Day, we are more sensitive to celebrating our love for one another… Read more »

“I felt part of a community who is feeling or going through the same challenges as myself.”

On Tuesday, 8th February 2022, the Spiritual Development in Schools team delivered training about ‘What are Prayer Spaces and Values’ with a group of forty educators from St Thomas More College Żejtun Primary B. 

The training helped educators realize that with simple everyday objects and spaces, one can reflect and pray and continue to build meaningful relationships within the Self, Others, The World and God… Read more »

Christmas Holy Mass at the National Literacy Agency

On the 24th December 2021, Rev Fr Reuben Gauci celebrated Holy Mass at the National Curriculum Centre Hamrun for employees within the National Literacy Agency.

Mr David Muscat CEO at the National Literacy Agency wished Christmas blessing to all present and to those following live on the internet… Read more »

What does Christmas mean to you?

An interview with Fr Reuben Micallef, parish priest of Pembroke Parish and religious counsellor of SCC Pembroke Primary School

During the first two weeks of Advent, Fr Reuben Micallef parish priest of Pembroke parish met with children in all kinder, early and primary classes attending St Clare College Pembroke Primary School. During his interaction with different class years, the children could follow age-appropriate action songs, activities and resources found on sds.mt website… Read more »

Special Assemblies during November and December 2021

Various classes in different primary State schools from all colleges had the opportunity to participate in special assemblies. During these special assemblies, students prepared and presented PowerPoint presentations to their peers, participated in hands-on activities, did action songs, created artwork and involved themselves in other spiritual and educational activities.

Thanks to all the schools who provide these spaces for the students and also to share them with us all… Read more »

Action Songs, Animated Stories and Prayer Spaces during a Family Writing Activity

On the 3rd of November 2021, the National Literacy Agency in collaboration with Prayer Spaces within the Spiritual Development in Schools organised an online Family Writing Activity entitled ‘Together We Win/Nirbħu Lkoll Flimkien’. This activity was sponsored by Merlin Publishers.

‘Together We Win/Nirbħu Lkoll Flimkien’ offered a unique opportunity for parents/caregivers to participate in an educational experience related to creative reflection and hands-on prayers with their children… Read more »

“Can I have an extra pumpkin template to give to my sister so she will write her prayers too?”

ŻAK Mosta

The 2002-2003 members of ŻAK Mosta, reflected on the feast of All Saints’ Day using pumpkins. Through the pumpkin activity, they prayed to God to help them get closer to Him.

As they carved the top part of the pumpkin, they asked God to help them open their minds to learn beautiful things about Him. As they removed the fillings, they asked God to help them remove from them all their wrongdoings and asked for forgiveness… Read more »